Back To Work/Cyber Monday - News With Mary DixonToday is Cyber Monday - when millions of us get back to work and do some online holiday shopping. More people went shopping after Thanksgiving but spent less because of deep discounts ... Nearly 60 people have been shot in Chicago over the long holiday weekend ... including at least three men shot by Chicago police officers ... Officials in Wisconsin will begin a recount of presidential ballots this week, while President-elect Donald Trump is tweeting unsubstantiated claims that he would have won the popular vote but for millions who voted illegally ... Mourning and celebrations continue over the death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, who died Friday at the age of 90 ... The Bears lost to the Titans ... It'll be cloudy and breezy with some rain this afternoon and temperatures around 50.
Chicago Firefighters Hospitalized - News With Mary DixonFive Chicago firefighters are in the hospital after being sickened by fumes while working a fire. They're based at a station on the West Side; CFD officials expect them to be released soon ... One police officer has been killed in San Antonio and three others injured in St. Louis, Kansas City and Florida in what are believed to be targeted shootings ... We'll find out this morning when baggage handlers and other workers plan to strike at O'Hare International Airport ... President-elect Trump continues meetings with potential administration officials ... after spending the weekend tweeting complaints about 'Hamilton' and 'Saturday Night Live.' Trump's chief of staff says he can't rule out some kind of registry for Muslims from certain countries ... while white supremacists billing themselves as the 'alt-right' met in Washington to celebrate Trump's victory ... President Obama met briefly with Russian President Putin while in Peru ... The Bears lost to the Giants ... the Bulls won in LA ... It'll be sunny and chilly today with a high in the low-40s.
Trump To Protesters: Don't Fear - News With Mary DixonPresident-elect Donald Trump says his supporters should stop their racist attacks and that his critics should not be afraid. In his 60 Minutes interview, Trump suggested he wants to appoint a Supreme Court judge who will overturn Roe-v-Wade but not marriage equality. Trump has appointed Republican party chair Reince Priebus as his chief of staff and Stephen Bannon as his chief strategist. Bannon headed Breitbart - a haven for white nationalism and sexism. The late Andrew Breitbart described Bannon as 'the Leni Reifenstahl of the Tea Party movement.' The Southern Poverty Law Center, the Anti-Defamation League and the Council on American-Islamic Relations are among those raising alarms. Anti-Trump protests continued in Chicago and around the country over the weekend ... Swedish prosecutors are questioning Wikileaks founder Julian Assange about sexual assault claims against him ... Chicago police and federal authorities boosted patrols on the South and West sides while more than 30 people were shot ... Illinois House Speaker Madigan is blowing off an invitation to meet with Governor Rauner ... Two people have died in earthquakes in New Zealand ... The Bears lost in Tampa ... the Blackhawks won at home ... It'll be partly sunny today with a high in the upper-50s.
One More Week Of This Election - News With Mary DixonThe general election is one week from today ... as early voting continues to prove popular around Chicago. Hillary Clinton is criticizing FBI Director Comey for reviving the investigation into her private e-mail server, while Donald Trump is celebrating the development ... Open enrollment for health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act begins today ... Vigils and protests as Chicago comes out of the deadliest weekend of 2016 ... Airbnb will begin enforcing anti-discrimination rules today, while new research shows black riders have to wait longer than white customers using Uber and Lyft ... The Cubs play Game Six of the World Series tonight in Cleveland ... the Bears beat the Vikings and the Bulls won in Brooklyn ... It'll be partly sunny and warm today with highs in the mid-70s.
Are You Registered To Vote? - News With Mary DixonThis Sunday is your last day to register to vote in Illinois with an online application. Early voting expands around Illinois on Monday ... Donald Trump is telling supporters he'll accept a 'clear election result' but reserves his right to file a legal challenge if he loses to Hillary Clinton on November 8th ... Chicago firefighters have been putting out a five-alarm fire at a tire shop in the Little Village neighborhood near 26th and Western ... British American Tobacco is offering to buy Reynolds American in a deal that would create the world's biggest publicly traded tobacco company ... The NFL is re-opening its investigation into domestic violence allegations against New York Giants placekicker Josh Brown ... the Cubs are bringing the NLCS home to Chicago with a 3-2 lead after beating the Dodgers, 8-to-4 ... so the Magic Number is 5. But it's really 1. But it's really 5. Also, the Bears lost in Green Bay. Scattered rain early today, and then clear skies and temperatures in the low-50s.
Trump On Accepting Will Of The People: We'll See - News With Mary DixonA few jaw droppers if you were flipping between baseball and the debate last night: Donald Trump saying he'll keep us in suspense on whether he'll accept the results of next month's election ... a prospect Hillary Clinton calls horrifying and Republican Senator Jeff Flake says is 'beyond the pale.' ... The Republican National Committee spokesman says the party will accept the results of the general election even if their nominee won't ... The Cubs won. Their bats came alive --- Russell and Rizzo homered -- and they tied up the NLCS by beating the Dodgers 10 to 2 ... The CTU's House of Delegates has approved a new four-year contract, which goes to the rank-and-file next week ... The legendary co-founder of Chicago's Chess Records has died. Phil Chess and his brother Leonard were the first to record Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Etta James and more at 2120 South Michigan Avenue ... An LA jury has found former Bulls star Derrick Rose not liable of gang raping a former girlfriend ... The long wait is over for Cleveland ... they're going to the World Series for the first time in 19 years ... The Bears play in Green Bay tonight ... Cloudy and cooler today, with temperatures in the upper-50s and a slight chance of rain south of the city.
Trump: Election Rigged, SNL Unfunny - News With Mary DixonRepublican leaders including vice presidential nominee Mike Pence are pushing back against presidential nominee Donald Trump's contention that the election is being rigged against him ... This morning, Trump is tweeting again -- that there IS large-scale voter fraud happening and calling GOP leaders naive for denying it. He offers no evidence to back this up ... The battle to reclaim Iraq's second largest city from the Islamic State has begun ... Wikileaks reports founder Julian Assange's internet access has been cut by an unidentified state actor ... Chicago police report officers shot and injured a robbery suspect on the West Side ... and are investigating nearly 50 shootings over the weekend ... Chicago aldermen begin hearings today on Mayor Emanuel's budget proposal ... The Cubs lost Game 2 to the Dodgers, so they head to LA tied at one game each ... the Bears blew a lead and lost to the Jaguars ... It's July in October today -- partly sunny, windy and warm with temperatures in the mid-80s.
Debatable - News With Mary DixonRepublican presidential nominee Donald Trump says he'd jail Democrat Hillary Clinton if he wins the White House. Their second debate in Saint Louis included discussion of taxes, Syria, immigration and an eleven-year-old video that showed Trump talking about kissing and grabbing women by their crotches, except he didn't say crotches. Trump called it locker room talk. House Speaker Paul Ryan plans a conference call this morning with House Republicans ... and Politico reports Ryan is considering pulling his support, as have about three dozen GOP Senators and Congressmembers ... Chicago public schools and teachers union negotiators say they'll meet up to tonight's midnight deadline for a strike ... Chicago's archbishop Blase Cupich will be elevated to Cardinal next month ... Hurricane Matthew has limped out to sea, leaving behind at least 17 deaths in the US and dangerous flooding in the Carolinas ... The Nobel Prize in Economics goes to Harvard and M-I-T economists whose contract theory addresses conflicts of interests in management incentives and public-private groups ... The Bears lost in Indianapolis ... the Cubs play what could be a decisive NLDS Game 3 in San Francisco tonight ... It'll be sunny and in the low-70s today.
US Green Lights Self-Driving Cars - News With Mary Dixon The Obama administration will unveil guidelines today on self-driving cars. The Department of Transportation will require manufacturers to meet a 15-point safety check and allow new powers to review and approve the cars before they hit the road ... Mayor Emanuel's postponed his address on public safety, violence and families until later this week ... A naturalized citizen suspected of setting off bombs in NYC and New Jersey is charged with trying to kill police officers, after being captured in a shootout ... President Obama is set to address the UN today on the world's refugee crisis ... The CEO of Wells Fargo is expected to apologize for the bank's setting up bogus accounts without customers' knowledge during a Senate hearing ... Twitter is loosening its 140-character limit, so that photos and videos don't count toward the total ... The Bears lost their home opener ... the Cubs beat the Reds ... the White Sox lost in Kansas City ... It'll be sunny and warm and temperatures in the low-80s today.
NYC On Alert - News With Mary DixonUPDATE: New York's Governor Cuomo says Saturday night's bombing in Manhattan that injured 29 people could be an act of terror with a foreign connection. FBI agents and police have released a photo of a suspect and are questioning five other men. They've raided a business in Elizabeth, New Jersey, not far from a train station where a backpack full of pipe bombs was found this morning ... Security is very high in New York City as the UN General Assembly convenes to discuss the world's refugee crisis ... A pregnant woman is among the victims of shootings around Chicago over the weekend ... Chicago police plan to expand the use of body cameras to all officers on patrol in the next two years ... UPDATE: The CTA Red Line is resuming service after being stopped in both directions between 63rd and 79th because someone was hit on the tracks ... At the Emmys last night ... Game of Thrones, Veep, and the People Versus OJ Simpson were the big winners ... The Cubs and White Sox lost ... the Bears host the Eagles at Soldier Field tonight .. It'll be sunny and warm today with a high in the mid-80s.
Clinton Sidelined By Pneumonia - News With Mary DixonDemocratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has pneumonia and will stay off the campaign trail for a few days, after rushing out of a 9-11 ceremony in New York ... Republican Donald Trump says he hopes Clinton gets well, and that he'll release numbers from a recent physical ... More than 30 people have been shot in Chicago over the weekend ... including a young woman attending a vigil for a man shot Saturday in the South Side Brainerd neighborhood ... A cease-fire brokered by the US and Russia is supposed to begin later today in Syria ... Muslims around the world are celebrating the start of Eid al-Adha ... and millions are taking part in the hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca ... Sunday's start to the NFL season included national anthem protests by several players ... The Bears started the regular season with a loss ... the Cubs won and the Magic number is 5 ... the White Sox lost at home ... It'll be sunny and in the upper-70s today.
Back To School! - News With Mary DixonIt's back to school for Chicago public schoolkids and many other districts ... It's back to work for Congress, where members will be asked to finally approve more money for fighting the Zika virus outbreak ... At least 13 people have died in gunfire in Chicago over the Labor Day weekend ... President Obama is the first sitting US chief executive to visit Laos, where he's pledging to help that country pay for removing bombs dropped by the US during the Vietnam War ... The president of the Philippines says he regrets calling President Obama an SOB ... The Cubs beat the Brewers ... the White Sox lost to Detroit ... and the Bears have said goodbye to Robbie Gould ... It'll be hot and humid today, with a high around 90.